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    by rezuma ·

    Hi .
    My name is Ramon, IT director. I am about to post this ad in the Washingtonpost.
    Please, if anyone is interested, please send me resume to

    Join our IT team and expand your network skills. Great entry-level opportunity with a large real estate settlement company located in Rockville, Washington DC. You will provide user and network support for multiple locations. Must be able to communicate positively and effectively with all levels of staff and be capable of performing well in a demanding and environment.

    Experience with:
    ? Windows 2000
    ? Active Directory
    ? Veritas backup
    ? Norton Enterprise
    ? Experience with MS Exchange and MS SQL server a plus.

    Salary Range is mid forties commensurate with experience. Terrific benefits

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    • #3350541

      Way to go!

      by oz_media ·

      In reply to JOB OFFER. WASHINGTON DC

      Although I don’t live in the area wouldn’t move, I think it’s REALLY cool that you have posted your offer here, well done.

      You also have asked for realistic qualifications for the position, and stated your salary up front.

      Now if only we could get the rest of the world to follow your lead.


      Hope you find the right person for the job.

    • #3350500

      Too bad..

      by obiwaynekenobi ·

      In reply to JOB OFFER. WASHINGTON DC

      Too bad I don’t have the money to relocate, that sounds like it’s right up my alley (don’t have exp with Veritas and Norton, though I do know SQL Server pretty well and have dabbled a bit in Exchange). Oh well.. if only there were opportunities like that where I live! 🙂

      • #3350492

        There are Wayne

        by oz_media ·

        In reply to Too bad..

        80% of jobs available are not advertised. Pick companies, study their company online, call and get the name of the BOSS [b]NEVER EVER[/b] deal with HR, have a written list of your experiences (in brief) and how YOU can provide what they need. Customize a PROPOSAL, not a cover letter or resume, you can deal with that (resume) at your interview.

        Ask people to meet with you, it’s not as hard and impossible as SOME people think it is, you will be surprised, maked that STUNNED by the reception you get. People will be happy to meet you, ask them for help, as them if they know OTHER people who would benefit from your skills. THIS is networking, not weekly meetings with peers, not the internet, not the newspaper.

        I have a feeling you have based your statement of a poor market, on the results of recruiters (useless), newspapers, 2% success rate and what people here say about NEEDING certs, which is pure crap if you have the right skills and develop better resouces for yourself.

        You WILL get 2 or 3 interviews from every 10 or 20 contats, you WILL get 1 or 2 job offers from 5 – 7 meetings. Don’t APPLY, PROPOSE, that’s the difference. Applications and resumes are forHR staff to wade through, proposals are what excites owners and c level employees.

        I have had contacts meet me for lunch, who I was told would NEVER take my call by their own receptionists, and say “We need to find you the right company.” WE, they junp onboard and HELP you, tell their other peers (which in their case are other c-level employee and owners)and you WILL get that job you want and at a MUCH higher salary than the guy next door who answered an ‘ad’ and got a job based on certs. When you propse to a company, they NEGOTIATE salary, it has been proven time and again, in Canada, the US and UK markets that you ALWAYS make more money when you make propsals instead of sending resumes.

        Best of luck to you, and NEVER give up, or else you will only prove yourself right in saying that you CAN’T find that dream job.

        Just some free advice, that costs nearly 4 grand from a career management agencies. 🙂

        I used to teach a job finding club and was a motivational speaker for Dale Carnegie Programs, believe me, THIS DOES WORK, almost every time. IN those cases wher it hasn’t it was only due to people not following through or deciding to make career choice changes in mid step.

        YOu can find ANY job this way, just choose what you want to do, sales, Market development, IT team management, Network Admin etc. You pick it and you seek it. When you deal with only top level decision makers, you will find that more often than not, THEY haven’t been to college , they have NO degrees, but they have drive and recognize it, as well as having a keen eye for determination and goal setting. HR is completely cluseless when it comes to these winning traits, they are stuck in the dead end role of HR afterall, they wouldn’t know energy and diversity it hit smacked them in the face.

      • #3352389


        by jaqui ·

        In reply to Too bad..

        I would be willing to move stateside, but would want Colorado ( where my wife is )

        the real reason for me not applying… it’s all winders stuffs.
        I’m a linux person.
        ferget winders it’s not worth using.

        ( free shots for dafe2 )

        • #3325764

          20 year old Rye only!

          by dafe2 ·

          In reply to well

          I nose ya like da penguin….(not yer fault LOL)……but ya nose wut yer duin & ya got an awesome sense of humour.

        • #3325753


          by jaqui ·

          In reply to 20 year old Rye only!

          gee that sounds familiar.

          a texas mickey?
          after all if ya gonna drink rye, ya gotta do it right.
          straight, and to extreme excess.

        • #3325743


          by dafe2 ·

          In reply to ~l~

          Haven’t see one in years……………..I have an old CC Texas Mickey behind the bar complete with stand, gathering loonies to support my 40’s .

          Only two rules when I drink – Never taint good Rye with mix & once the bottle is openned….it’s to be emptied.

        • #3325710


          by jaqui ·

          In reply to Ha!

          can’t leave it to evaporate after opening.

          gotta empty it.

          but it’s been 20 years since I’ve been drinking. kicked a 2 40 pounder a day habit. ( rye naturally )

        • #3325577

          Right on Jaqui

          by dafe2 ·

          In reply to yup

          I understand ….. I had other ‘issues’ I dealt with about 20 years ago. Awesome & good for you.

          Unfortunately, I just quit smoking in December…so some good Rye is being wasted.
          It’s a bummer, but i’ll be the one (not) wasted for awhile – I don’t want to light up again.

        • #3322608

          I went a bit further Dafe

          by jaqui ·

          In reply to yup

          same time as kicked the booze, I kicked a $500/day habit of opium.

          ( I actually enjoyed school, cause was always drunk and stoned )

          my only addictions are coffee and smokes.
          neither of which I’m interested in doing anything about.

          so, with a 20 year record of being clean and sober, without going to any program, I have gotten to the point where even the smell is sickening.
          those addictions are completely dead.

        • #3322582

          Self made

          by dafe2 ·

          In reply to yup

          Even more impressive.(Especially Opiates)……….Inner stenght.

          I dealt with a smaller ‘monkey’ though.

          Pulling that off by yourself is something else.

          I did the same thing, my best friend wasn’t so lucky & died about eight years later. Bad scene.

          My habit was Coke & just about any other powder, pill or smoke going about 20 some odd years ago too. Put all that crap to bed.

          I enjoyed school for the same reason you did. I swear that’s why I had good marks & actually graduated. LOL

          Alcohol never ‘took’ with me….but once I decided to quit smoking, that went with it (Association I guess)

          I look arround today at some people having nervous break downs over hang nails for christ sakes (or) seing shrinks for stupid life hiccups.
          Makes me nuts…..I can’t stand spleeny, whinny NEGATIVE people anywhere near me to this day.

          East meets West.

        • #3322577


          by jaqui ·

          In reply to yup

          concidering that maritimers and wet coasters have more in common than they do with the rest of the country.

          the rest of the country is nuts, as they don’t have the ocean to remind them of how little they mean in the grand scheme of things.

          after all, the oceans kill without a care about who you are.

        • #3322575

          Nuthin Better!

          by dafe2 ·

          In reply to yup

          Best times on the beach —->

          Right in the middle of the worst storms (or) in the middle of a set of tanned legs (of course).

          Can’t imagine life without being near the Ocean…..allthough you DO get better weather out west!

          Too cool.

      • #3352255

        Ditto and Good Job

        by tomsal ·

        In reply to Too bad..

        If only were closer to my area. DC is 3 hours away from me, but I agree that its very cool this was posted here.

        GOOD JOB!

    • #3350475

      Good for entry level salary, but

      by pgm554 ·

      In reply to JOB OFFER. WASHINGTON DC

      DC is a very expensive area to live in.Rotten traffic (the beltway sucks).

      • #3352376

        Nice entry level opportunity though

        by oz_media ·

        In reply to Good for entry level salary, but

        THis place has been FULL of people that would happily put up with it if they had the opportunity. NOt to mention there MAY be locals here that wouldn’t mind either I supose.

        It would be nice if more people did this, I guess that’s my point.

        Everyone LOOKS for work or complains about a lack of it here, so it’s nice to see such a post for once. 🙂

        • #3352364

          I’ll Go!

          by cuteelf ·

          In reply to Nice entry level opportunity though

          I sent something off! Let’s hope and cross fingers..

          I’d really like entry level /internship networking, and Im sniffing around, this is one of 2 hits I’ve had so far.

          I’m still looking 😛

        • #3352355

          I can’t believe I didn’t think of you! BIG OOOOPS!

          by oz_media ·

          In reply to I’ll Go!

          Damn, that is right up your alley isn’t it? Exactly what you’ve been digging for.

          Hope you got your res all tweaked up!

          Good luck, I would put in a good word for you but lets face it, I don’t know who the hell you really are and he doesn’t know who the hell I am either. 😉

        • #3352353

          Gee Thanks

          by cuteelf ·

          In reply to I can’t believe I didn’t think of you! BIG OOOOPS!


          btw, I’m going Friday to Job Placement at the Uni, and will push for a job..
          Still not many hits on what I want. 🙁
          Am working on it tho: govt jobs, hitting up teachers and all the local geeks I know,

          I’m this close to walking around with a T Shirt saying HIRE ME I’M BROKE.
          I may have to get a piddle job just to feed myself :(.

        • #3352350


          by jaqui ·

          In reply to I can’t believe I didn’t think of you! BIG OOOOPS!

          we don’t know who ya are either!!


          just some whacked entertainment /it guy online. 😉

        • #3352348

          Wacked, yes

          by cuteelf ·

          In reply to hey,

          Male, No 🙂

          Le Femme Fatale Geekette

        • #3352333

          He’s talking about me

          by oz_media ·

          In reply to Wacked, yes

          The again, he (Jaqui) could actually be an old lady who’s blue rinse hair is falling out in clumps so she has moved from the bingo hall to internet chat due to public humiliation. 😉

        • #3352239

          Vous avez parl? fran?ais!

          by bfilmfan ·

          In reply to Wacked, yes

          Bonjour jeune dame du concepteur actif d’annuaire de vieil homme.

        • #3330965


          by jaqui ·

          In reply to Wacked, yes

          but the pic I’m using is only 3 years old.

          and is me.

        • #3330876


          by oz_media ·

          In reply to Wacked, yes

          I’ll believe you, but that’s my point. Who is to know any better anyway?

        • #3330864

          well Shawan could

          by jaqui ·

          In reply to Wacked, yes

          easily verify for me.
          since he is living in same building.
          ( just signed up yesterday to read one of the articles that I sent a link to him )

          but hey, you ain’t got any proof of that either. ~g~

          we can get some idea about someone online, but even that could be way off as they don’t have to be honest completely in what they post.
          there isn’t any way to actually know someone except in person and over time.

        • #3330859

          Kinda like Raven

          by oz_media ·

          In reply to Wacked, yes

          One of the most sought after phone sex operators in the USA. PEople have mortaged homes, dicorced wives (and vice versa), spent entire college funds on phone bills in the tens of thousands of dollars to talk to her. It became an infatuation for many.

          SHE was on a talk show one day, all these guys were brought out separately to meet their true love, flowers in hand and on one knee with an engagement ring.

          The funny part was Raven, well over 6′, black MALE. ex football player (non-pro), husband and father.

          You never know…..(Twighlight Zone music)do do do do….

        • #3330853


          by jaqui ·

          In reply to Wacked, yes


    • #3352240

      Some thoughts

      by bfilmfan ·

      In reply to JOB OFFER. WASHINGTON DC

      You might want to state the number of users supported, network size, etc. of your environment. Then you would be able to better give candidates an idea of the support levels that would be expected.

      Just some thoughts from an old AD designer that is used to seeing environments of 250,000 users.

      • #3322576

        Lighten up- Was a good post

        by johnnywatt ·

        In reply to Some thoughts

        If you read the post it says, “Please, if anyone is interested, please send me resume to…”
        Not, if you want the job send your resume to.

        • #3322351

          job after interviewing

          by rezuma ·

          In reply to Lighten up- Was a good post

          I will be interviewing those people who sent me their resume. I can’t offer the position to someone just for sending me his/her resume.
          This position has been advertised in the Washington post,but I will

          l give priority to the people in the Techrepublic.

        • #3329049

          I know…

          by johnnywatt ·

          In reply to job after interviewing

          I understood your post the first time. I was responding to the previous post where more information would have been helpful. I am stating if people are interested and want more information, they can certainly ask you.

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